Thursday, January 22, 2009

MEN Scrapbook too!! 90 yr old Roy shares his scrapbook with me...

Being a scrapbook store owner I meet some pretty interesting people. My online message board has brought me a community of friends who I simply cherish. But today while at work in my scrapbook store, I got the pleasure of sitting with Roy. We spent 2 hours looking through his scrapbook he has been keeping most all of his life. Filled my heart with more passion then I have ever had for this industry/hobby before.

This is the cover of his album he made himself. He did masking and painting. His line, "been there done that", is so well explained in all the amazing pages inside his book. This man is not like any 90 year old I have ever met. I would guess him to be late 70's. He can remember names and stories like you would not believe. He had a page on the first Olympic skiier Woman who won a gold medal. Gretchen Frazer. He skiied with her and had a beautiful story to share about her. I could go on and on about the amazing people Roy has had the pleasure of meeting in his lifetime.

Here is shows me how he had a plain page and wanted to spruce it up. He so proudly said I took several colors of paint and just splashed them on there with a paint brush. No rhyme or reason. Just did what I thought looked good. He then matted his pictures and adhered them to his beautiful art work. I smiled huge and said WOW so many of us are doing this technique now. He said " so many people keep from creating because they worry about being nice and neat. They worry about what color, what size pictures. Does this picture go with that picture. He smiled with his huge bright smile and said my concern was getting the story down not what colors and such I used. Isn't this page simply gorgeous! These are all pictures of him as a child! Different stages. The page beside is had all his journaling.

Here is a page one of the pictures was a tin photo. You can see he has journaled here and there. It is a mix and match of old photos he had.

Look at that face! Can you see how I instantly fell in love with him? What a beautiful person he is.

He scrapped all the awards he and his wife ever won. Letters from the war you name it he has it in there. He told me last year he auctioned off a painting he did in the navy that was kept on his ship. His wife was in a home with Alzheimer's and he needed the extra money for her care. He put this painting on ebay and got an amazing amount of money. The Navy bought the painting for their museum. He had a page scrapped with pictures of the painting when he painted it as a young man. Pictures of him with it when he gave it up. The newspaper stories written about it all tucked inside this incredible scrapbook.

I was so blessed to have a customer/friend in the store with her camera on hand since mine was at home. My friends all know I never get my picture taken but today you could not have stopped me. What a moment and photo I will always cherish.

Roy comes to my town 20 miles from where he lives every other week as a Hospice Volunteer. Yes he still drives and I can say I would let him drive me around. He is just that with it. I asked him if he would make a point to stop in and visit me on the days he was in town. He has so many stories to tell. He says he figures he has another 3 or 4 years to live and wants to finish his album up. So we decided we would scrapbook together every other week. What a gift this is to me! I have never been so excited about scrapbooking! I love this hobby but seeing his scrapbook brought such new joy to me. He said " it's a mix match of stuff but if I took the time to organize it this would not be this far along. He is so right we need to get our stories on pages and not spend so much time organizing and planning it out. He also made a point how his favorite photos are the ones not cropped. I could not agree more with this. Seeing the stores and dirt streets in the back ground brought the photos to life. There is so much to learn from this amazing man. He is planning to come speak to a store full of customers who want to hear his stories and also he said he has so much to share about the art of scrapbooking. He said he wants to get tell people what the heart of their albums should be. I am excited about my new friendship with Roy.
I look forward to my time scrapbooking and talking with Roy. I hope to share more here with you then too.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

FUN FUN FUN is on it's way..... All Moments Remembered Challenge Blog

Starts Monday Jan. 19th. Be sure to add this to your daily blog readings. Would you like to be crowned Princess? How about working your way up to Queen? Well you can do it here.
We are so excited to present to everyone the AMR Royal Challenge Blog.

Card CT members:
cpmemories aka cindy
scrappyjackie aka jackie
craftyscrapr aka angie
kelliannie aka kelli {Card Team Coordinator}

Weekly CT members:

Our team members are :

Harley aka Hayatiggs

Kelly aka born2scrap

Gloria aka GLOANN

Patti Martin aka Patti Martin

jessica aka jessicamae3 (CT coordinator)

Our message board is hopping with fun these days. Challenges from our Card Challenge team have already started. You need to get registered at the All Moments Remembered Message board to join in on these challenges. Come meet all the sweet ladies that call AMR their Internet HOME!!

NicoleP from our message board has worked hard to line up some fun and creative classes. Be sure you don't miss any!!! Sign up today to join us on the message board.

2009 is going to be filled with creative fun.

Monday, January 12, 2009

WOW what a weekend we had at All Moments Rememberd...

Our one year anniversary crop was fantastic! We broke all kinds of online records for us. If you love a good challenge and are not signed up on the message board you need to get that done. There are enough challenges to last you for a very long time. We also had some fun games going on. Everyone is still working on challenges now and I am excited to see who the grand prize winner is going to be. Thank you so everyone who joined in on the fun.

This is one of the prizes being given out. These exclusive AMR books come in 6x6, 4x4 and 3x3.... We had lots of different items made with the logo. Plus tons of scrap goodness is being given away too.
Have a fantastic week,

Friday, January 9, 2009

2009 brings lots of fun new things to All Moments Remembered

A year ago I started a message board for my store site. I have been so blessed with the most amazing ladies there. I have found some of the dearest friends. With a year under my belt now I have come up with new ideas to make the message board even more fun. I have been working on all these ideas and having to keep them under tight lip until now. It has been driving me crazy but I have had a little bit of fun teasing the girls from the MB with it.

So what is new in 2009 for the message board???

1st We have a Challenge team!!

Our leader of the Challenge Team is

Jessica (jessicamae3)

Her Team members are
Harley (hayatiggs)

Kelly (born2scrap)

Gloria (GLOANN)

Patti M (Patti Martin)

Need inspiration? Look no further! We will have daily challenges where you can reign

"Queen Supreme"!!!

Monday-Color Challenge

Tuesday-Font/Title Challenge

Wednesday-Product Challenge

Thursday-Scraplift Challenge

Friday-Individual Challenge Team Challenges

Monday-Thursday challenges will begin January 19th to give you a chance to finish up the crop challenges!Winners, aka princesses, will be chosen each week for the M-Th challenges by the Challenge team. The layout will be judged based on how you nail the challenge. You will be crowned princess for that week. The person crowned princess most weeks in the year for each of the four challenges will be crowned QUEEN of that challenge at next year’s anniversary crop! We will end up with 4 queens!

Princess honors:

Your layout will be placed in the flickr royal gallery, you will receive kudos in the winner's thread, and you will be able to attend the weekly happy hour at headquarters with the "staff" wink wink wink.

Queen honors:

You will be crowned during opening ceremonies at next year’s anniversary crop, you will receive a prize and a crown from AMR, you will receive a Queen blinky and carry the title of queen through the next year where you will attempt to reign supreme!

Friday’s challenges will be posted by the Challenge team on a rotating basis. The winners will be randomly drawn at and will receive prizes from AMR weekly! Each winner will be announced on the following Friday. These challenges will sometimes include little mini tutorials that will make participating in the challenge a little easier.

2nd We have a Card and Stamp team. Our leader for this is Kelliannie. Her team members are cp memories (Cindy) ,

scrappyJackie (Jackie)

craftyscrapper (Angie)

Those of you who know Kelli’s work know she is simply amazing with stamps and making cards. Her team members are as talented too. She will be working with her team of girls to challenge us. They will teach us new tricks. They will introduce us to wonderful new stamps. Kelli will have online video classes. Kelli will be posting more information soon on what they have planned for us.

See I told you the mb would be filled with fun.

3rd We have someone putting together online classes for us.

Nicole (crop-a-holic) has been so busy at work lining up some wonderful talent from our very own mb to teach you some fun classes. She has also been working with ladies from industry and from some incredible blogs to come teach us some fun things too. If you know of someone with incredible talent you would like to see teach a class here let Nicole know.

4th Scrap Chat Hour (SCH) has been a favorite of many on the mb. Well I have found I am so busy with the business, regular message board, family and life I just can’t keep it up. So I not have Scrapbookfrenzy (Abby) handling it weekly for us. She is even working on bring some fun people from outside of AMR to come chat with us once in a while. We will be posting and day and time for these soon. These are always a whole lot of fun so don’t miss them.

5th AMR Promoter…. Who else would be better for this job then Journeyfan (Erika) herself? She is an amazing blogger and always writes about such interesting scrapbook subjects. She will be getting the word out on about our online Crops and Challenges. Keep your eyes out and expect to see the AMR name get out there more this year.

6th Moderators…. With a growing message board comes the need to have moderators. Just to make sure things always stay sweet and safe. Denisewalks and Craftyscrapper will be keeping things running smoooth here. Remember Deinse and Angie (craftyscrapper) are following MY rules and might not always like what the have to do but have to follow MY rules. So please no getting upset with them ever. If you have issues here always email me at

7th Now you all know about this but I wanted to add this again. CROPS are now organized by Anne Marie. We all know and love her and know she will make sure fun is had by all. She will be looking for help to make our crops the best ever. Feel free to email her and volunteer too.

8th Heather will still be doing caught my eye... Where she will pick a layout or project from our gallery and post it on the message board daily. Keep your eye out for that.

9th Because sooooo many asked for this we are going to open a new forum. We will call this forum "Prayers & Spiritual Inspiration" This is a forum for only those who desire to go there to be there. I know we have many different beliefs amoung us. So this is not to offend anyone at all. If you do not wish to read things here please do not. If you are one who does not pray or believe like the others on this forum you are still welcome there. You can always send your positive thoughts our way for those who are in need or prayer. Misty (snowlady) is going to be in charge of posting a daily scripture there.

I want to also extend a special thank you to Elizabeth (cutepumpkin) for all the hard work she has done for the website and message board. She is the creator of all our blinkies. We sure appreciate her!

OKAY now coming to the All Moments Remembered Brick and Mortar store…
With a live feed online…..
Mark your calendars….

Donna Salazar will be here to teach some incredible fun classes March 21st. Donna is one of my favorite designers out there. She is sooo amazingly talented. Her smile can light up a room. Wanna here the coolest part???? She is staying at my house! YEAH my house!! Like a girls slumber party and scrapbooking all in one. I think I died and went to heaven. I wont be able to sleep from here on out. I will be letting you know what classes she will be teaching and times in the next couple of weeks.
Donna and I are working on a Ranch retreat for this summer in Oregon. If all goes well Leah, Johanna and Donna will all be there to teach classes. Who knows who else might be too! We will update this as we know more!!
Again thank you for being a part of All Moments Remembered. We hope you can find somethings here to keep you inspirted in our hobby of scrapbooking.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Message Board One Year Anniversary Party Crop

********** 1st Anniversary Crop! *************

Online crop on Friday Night and all day Saturday,
January 9-10, 2009
Online classes, Scrapbooking/cardmaking, challenges, Prizes!!

To provide more detail, I’ve copied information posted at AMR by ANNE MARIE, the Crop Hostess. For brevity sake, I’ve posted the times for Pacific Standard Time since that’s where I am, but if you click this LINK, you can see that AM, as we love to call her, has thoughtfully broken everything down for you by time zone. I’m also going to post just a tease of each class…you have to click the link {above} to see the rest of the details and a supply list so you can get ready.

Look for your time zone below, and make note of the crop hours and class times!

Pacific Time:
6pm -12am

CLASS: “Inchie Card” by kellieannie (Kelli) – 7pm

Saturday CROP HOURS:

CLASS: “Mini Book” by tigardlilly (Laura) – 11am
CLASS: “Soot Stamping” by scrappysam (Samantha) – 4pm
CLASS: “2009 Goals Layout” by Anne Marie — 7pm

CLASSES & CLASS CHALLENGE DETAILS* Each Class will be posted separately at the scheduled time. I will make each of the Class threads a “stickey” to make them easier to find.* Each Class will include a challenge, and you will have until Thursday, Jan. 15 to submit your entry. Entries should be posted either directly or via a link in the Class thread.* The Class leader will choose a name at random from the entries and post the winner in the Class thread on Friday, Jan. 16. The winner will be sent a special prize from All Moments Remembered.
MEMBER CHALLENGE DETAILS* You can submit a challenge during the Crop Hours whenever you wish! Simply start a new thread with “CHALLENGE:” as the first word in the Subject.* You do NOT have to offer a prize/RAK unless you want to. These challenges are about trying new things and simply having fun!* Members should submit entries the same way, either posting the layout/project in the thread or a link by Thursday, Jan. 15* If you start a Challenge thread, please make sure that you draw a winner at random from all the entries and announce that on Friday, Jan. 16

Important Crop Supply Note —
If you DON’T have the supplies and can’t get them…. PLEASE DON’T SWEAT IT! Life is too short. Just jump right in and I’m sure between you, me, the class leader, and the other 500 women on this board we can think of all sorts of substitutions, LOL!

And here is a helpful TO DO list posted by Crop Hostess, Anne Marie:
Check Crop Supply List in January Crop Post Check Crop Schedule for your time zone and figure out what hours you’re going to crop Make a list of any supplies you need to buy or figure out substitutions for Sort, edit & print pictures (Be sure to check your printer ink supply!)Clean your scissors and make sure your cutter blades are sharp Look through your personal stash and pull out some products (either new or old) that you’d like to use up If you’ve never posted pictures in the AMR Gallery before, check the instructions post and practice uploading and posting a link or photo in the forum Remind hubby/kids that Mommy is OFF DUTY during the crop! Plan easy meal/snack foods and maybe a couple movies or games that you can leave out for hubby & the kiddos so they will leave you alone!
So, now you’re going to come crop with us, right?? If you’re not already an AMR member, you need to sign up beforehand for the message board in time for Stacey to approve you. Do it now!
HERE is where you register. I really hope you can join us for the AMR One Year Anniversary Crop, and beyond. You will have a wonderful time over there, I promise. Cross my Cricut, hope to die!

Friday, January 2, 2009

STAMPSCAPES RUBBER STAMPS Coming soon!! House Mouse stamps coming in all the time...

This is January's House Mouse stamp set for the club. If you are interested in joining the house mouse monthly stamp class please email me at and ask about the House Mouse monthly club, $14.00 a month.
Stampscapes stamps are simply amazing! The company has lots of online classes to teach you how to use their stamps too. We will be soon stocking these at All Moments Remembered.

These are all made with stamps.... I can look like an artist with these stamps.
If you need information on any in store classes please feel free to email me for a list or availability at
Hope your new year has started out to be wonderful! I am very excited about 2009.
If you like to have fun online with other scrapbookers and stampers come join the message board here at All Moments Remembered. We have a weekend long crop coming up Jan 9th with lots of prizes to give away.
Happy New Year,